Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to promote a greater understanding of Pacific Coast immigration and its role in shaping America’s past, present and future. AIISF raises funds to restore, preserve and interpret the U.S. Immigration Station at Angel Island, a National Historic Landmark. In partnership with the California State Parks, AIISF educates the public about the complex story and rich cultural heritage of Pacific Coast immigrants and their descendants.
AIISF has created an online repository of stories entitled “Immigrant Voices”. By going to www.aiisf.org/immigrant-voices, visitors can see a rich and diverse collection of personal stories about immigrants who came through Angel Island as well as those who came many years after the immigration station closed. AIISF also conducts outreach presentations, seminars, and teacher training workshops. Gateway to Gold Mountain, AIISF’s traveling multi-panel exhibit, which chronicles the Angel Island story, has been seen by tens of thousands of people nationwide.
Each year, AIISF presents the Immigrant Heritage Award, which is given to individuals and organizations whose work celebrates the important contributions immigrants have made to our country. For a list of past honorees, please click here.
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